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Crucible of command : Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--the war they fought, the peace they forged / William C. Davis.

Davis, William C., 1946- (author.). Burns, Traber, (narrator.).
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  • ISBN: 9781483024219 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1483024210 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (21hr., 57 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : 2015.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Traber Burns.
Summary, etc.:
A dual biography of two iconic leaders: how they fought a bloody, brutal war then forged a lasting peace that fundamentally changed our nation They met in person only four times, yet these two men determined the outcome of the Civil War and cast competing styles for the reunited nation. Each the subject of innumerable biographies, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee have never before been paired as they are here. Exploring their personalities, their character, and their ethical, moral, political, and military worlds, William C. Davis finds surprising similarities between the two men as well as new perspectives on how their lives prepared them for the war they fought and influenced how they fought it. Davis reveals Lee's sense of failure before the war, Grant's optimism during disaster, and the sophisticated social and political instincts that each had when waging a war between democracies.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Generals > United States > Biography.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.

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